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Think C1 - Unit 8
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the ability to do something in an exact way without making a mistake / He passes the ball with unerring accuracy
a very small brightly coloured tropical bird whose wings move very quickly
to be doing or to become involved in an activity [~ in/on/upon] / Only 10% of American adults engage in regular exercise. / Despite her illness, she remains actively engaged in shaping policy.
to expect that something will happen and be ready for it; to think about something that is going to happen, especially something pleasant / The schedule isn't final, but we don't anticipate many changes. / Daniel was eagerly anticipating her arrival.
easy to understand / The procedure must be clear and comprehensible to all staff.
no room for
used to say that something is not acceptable / When you work in a small company, there's no room for laziness.
able to do something well or skilfully [~in/at] / Martha's proficient in Swedish. / There's only one way to become proficient at anything - practice!
fly out of
to leave for somewhere by plane / We'll fly out of Moscow on a charter
something terrible we suffer every week at english4joy.ru / Yaroslav, Arthur says, 'It's Sunday, 23-50, don't forget the english4joy assignments, the clock's ticking'
[~to something] to give all your attention and effort to one particular thing / The actress now dedicates herself to children's charity work.
understand, realize / I'm not following you. What are you talking about?
as much as is needed for a particular purpose / We need sufficient time to deal with the problem.
to be born, obtained from, or made somewhere / Milk comes from cows
an opinion or conclusion / It's too soon to make any judgements
[~ + e / s - plural ] the way you behave when you are with other people or in a particular situation, which gives people a particular idea about your character / Joel has a cheerful public persona but in private he's different
aim or intend to do something / We set out to do a lot of things but in fact achieved nothing
(formal) your ~ are the people who are the same age as you, or who have the same type of job, social class etc / American children did less well in math than their peers in Japan.
to succeed in getting information or a reaction from someone, especially when this is difficult / When her knock elicited no response, she opened the door and peeped in.
(formal) to give something such as an area of land or a right to a country or person, especially when you are forced to / Hong Kong was ceded to Britain in 1842.
someone who lives in a suburb - often used to show disapproval / Patsy's father is a typical suburbanite.
to think about a problem or situation until you find the answer or understand what has happened / If I have a map, I can figure it out.
behaving in a confident way, so that people notice you
a ~ person expresses their opinions very strongly and clearly and people are easily persuaded by them / He gained a reputation as a forceful member of the party.
worried and embarrassed about what you look like or what other people think of you
showing very clearly what someone thinks or feels / her wonderfully expressive eyes
someone who is ~ thinks they are very clever, skilful, beautiful etc - used to show disapproval /You're the most conceited selfish person I've ever known.
to become known / If you don't do that, I'll go online and the truth will come out
to a ~ level or standard / She is a highly educated woman.
very attractive and interesting, in a way that holds your attention / a captivating smile
chances of future success / I had no job, no education, and no prospects. Then I won a million. NB: in Russian it's "перспективы", do not use the English word 'perspective' in this case
to have a ~ with someone / She enjoyed the chance to conversation with another French speaker.
to be located or situated / The house sits well up on the slope
one of the substances or things that combine to form something / Sodium is one of the constituents of salt.
a person or animal that lives in a particular place / City dwellers suffer higher pollution levels.
able to speak three languages
(informal) very large / a whopping salary
seeming to be everywhere - sometimes used humorously / Coffee shops are ubiquitous these days.
knowledge / She has a good command of English
to make it difficult for someone to do something / She tried to run, but was hampered by her heavy suitcase.
to experience something, especially problems or opposition, to meet someone without planning to / They encountered serious problems when two members of the expedition were injured. / I first encountered him when studying at Cambridge.
something that makes it difficult to achieve something / Women still have to overcome many obstacles to gain equality.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want / Constraints on spending have forced the company to rethink its plans.
to make it difficult for someone or something to move forward or make progress / Storms at sea impeded our progress.
[ˌekspɜːˈtiːz] special skills or knowledge in a particular subject, that you learn by experience or training / What he's bringing to the company is financial expertise.
to make something less painful or difficult to deal with / a new medicine to alleviate the symptoms of flu
(formal) a warning that something may not be completely true, effective etc
to deliberately encourage people to fight, argue etc → encourage / They were charged with inciting racial hatred. / There was no evidence that he had incited members of the group to violence.
the way you think about something and your idea of what it is like / children's perceptions of the world / the public perception of the government's performance
a ~ medical condition or disease has affected someone since they were born; a ~ quality is one that has always been part of your character and is unlikely to change / her congenital inability to make decisions
to deliberately use something for the wrong purpose or for your own advantage / Williams abused his position as Mayor to give jobs to his friends.
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